Medicare's new approach to a familiar disease
Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease uses a multidisciplinary, team-based approach. Above: Stress management specialist Kimberly Williams, PhD, far left, speaks with patient Mary Anne Devine at the West Virginia University Heart Institute in Morgantown. Patient Cecile Calloway has her blood pressure checked by exercise physiologist Danny Bonner, far right, and intern Rob Houston. Below: Patient Mark Rich, left, talks with Shanthi Manivannan, MD, medical director of the Ornish program at West Virginia University Healthcare's Ruby Memorial Hospital. "We know treatment works so much better when we work on chronic diseases as a team," Dr. Manivannan says.
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